Hey, it’s Scott and I have hijacked the President’s report once again! There’s a really good reason for it, Tim is on the road again for economic development. You probably already know this, but Tim is on the road a great deal working extremely hard to bring industry, jobs and families to our region. We applaud his efforts and wish him safe travels…but, he left his office unlocked, so here I am.

Our office is always hopping with activity. This week has been one of the most rewarding times we have. Tim mentioned it last week, but the Backpack Program, headed up by our young professionals, have our hallways and offices swelled to capacity as nearly two hundred backpacks have come in and then started leaving to go into the hands of great children in our two-county region. We thank the generous donors, our volunteers, and the school officials that come to pick the backpacks up. Job well done!

Our membership is growing – new and former members are seeing the advantages to our programs and networking opportunities from one end of Greenup County to the other end of Boyd County. In the coming weeks, you will be hearing about many exciting events with the Ashland Alliance. We are always happy to see so many of our members in attendance. From Ribbon Cuttings to Lunch and Learn, Business After Hours, Fall Golf Outing and this year’s Annual Dinner, which is in the planning stages and is going to be off the charts! You will be getting notices with dates and times for our busy upcoming fall!

I hope to see many of you tomorrow night at Lobster Fest as we celebrate Ann Perkins and her incredible staff at Safe Harbor and the many lives they touch and make whole.


Have a great weekend and a safe week ahead!!

Your Ashland Alliance Team – Tim, Scott, Missy and Samantha